No system defects reported aboard BRP Jose Rizal during RIMPAC

August 31, 2020 – BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the first missile-frigate of the Philippine Navy (PN), did not encounter any derangement of its various systems during the two-week “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises held off the waters of Hawaii. “No reported safety and security incidents. No weapons, communications, electronic(s) and info sys(tem) hull, machinery, and electrical sys(tem) derangements…

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BRP Jose Rizal Being Tested for Flaws During RIMPAC

August 17, 2020 – The deployment of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first missile-frigate, to the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises would test its system and help identify and correct design flaws, an official of the Philippine Navy said Monday. “Our ship is new and it is only through constant use (will its) imperfections come out. It…

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Missile-frigate BRP Antonio Luna arriving next year

August 11, 2020 – Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the sister ship of missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), is expected to be delivered by January or February next year. “We are expecting FF-151 January or February 2021, still ahead of the delivery date per contract, which is March 2021,” said Philippine Navy…

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HENSOLDT UK Radar for BRP Jose Rizal

August 6, 2020 – HENSOLDT UK has supplied a radar suite consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band radar systems to the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Jose Rizal, recently delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries. The SharpEye Mk11 radars are approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and take advantage of the Kelvin Hughes’ advanced solid state SharpEye Doppler…

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Hawaii-bound BRP Jose Rizal makes stopover in Guam

August 3, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first missile-frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), has made a stopover over Naval Base Guam Sunday, on its way to join the Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020) which will be held off Honolulu, Hawaii from August 17 to 31. “Said layover was intended for refueling, re-provisioning, and other health and…

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BRP Jose Rizal to join RIMPAC 2020

July 7, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN) said on Tuesday its up-to-date and heavily armed ship, the missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will be participating in this year’s “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) exercises. PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said the BRP Jose Rizal will depart for Hawaii, where the RIMPAC 2020 will be held, by July…

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BRP Jose Rizal’s 6th sea trial ‘generally satisfactory’

February 25, 2020 – The sixth sea acceptance trial of the Philippine Navy (PN)’s first-ever missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), was generally satisfactory. “The 6th Sea Acceptance Trial (SAT) of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) conducted in Ulsan, South Korea on 16-22 February 2020 was generally satisfactory according to the Frigate Acquisition Project, Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee headed by…

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